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Total crime 56%
Violent crime 81%
Property crime 52%
Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2019 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2020; this is the most current data available.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleJefferson/100k peopleIowa/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime45n/a (estimate)1,0912,0002,489
Murder0n/a0.01.95.0
Rape0n/a0.036.942.6
Robbery0n/a0.027.481.6
Assault3n/a72.8200.4250.2
Violent crime3n/a (estimate)73267379
Burglary4n/a97.0371.1340.5
Theft38n/a921.71,199.61,549.5
Vehicle theft0n/a0.0163.0219.9
Property crime42n/a (estimate)1,0191,7342,110

Key findings

  • Jefferson crime rates are 56% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Jefferson are 81% lower than the national average
  • In Jefferson you have a 1 in 92 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Jefferson is safer than 76% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Jefferson has decreased by 75%

Jefferson crime map

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The Jefferson crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Jefferson as reported by the local law enforcement agency. Based on the color coded legend above, the crime map outlines the areas with lower crime compared to the areas with higher crime. The Jefferson crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

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      Daily Crime In Jefferson (per 100,000 people)

      The bar chart above reveals the rate of daily crimes in Jefferson for every 100,000 residents. The Jefferson total amount of daily crime is 1.83 times less than the Iowa average and 2.28 times less than than that of the nation. As for violent crimes, the daily average in Jefferson, is 3.66 times less than the Iowa average, and it is 5.21 times less than the national average. The statistics for property crimes show that Jefferson has a daily crime average that is 1.70 times less than the Iowa average and 2.07 times less than the daily national rate.

      How Safe is Jefferson (higher is better)

      How safe is Jefferson, Iowa compared to other cities in Iowa and the rest of the cities across the United States? The graphs above show that Jefferson is safer than 85% of the cities in Iowa and 76% of the cities in the United States. These results are calculated by analyzing all cities in Iowa and across the US as a whole and determining how many areas have a lower crime rate than Jefferson. Overall, Jefferson is ranked above average compared to all other cities across the United States.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Jefferson

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Jefferson is 1 in 1375
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Jefferson is 1 in 99
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Jefferson is 1 in 92
      Interested in knowing the odds that you will be a crime victim in Jefferson? In Jefferson, you have a 1 in 1375 chance of falling victim to a violent crime, such as rape, robbery, assault, or even murder. In terms of property crime, your chances of being a victim are 1 in 99. These crimes include theft, vehicle theft, and burglary. Your overall chance of being a victim of crime in Jefferson, IA is 1 in 92.

      Year Over Year Crime In Jefferson (per 100,000 people)

      An analysis of year to year crime rates in Jefferson, Iowa (per 100,000 people) is a useful indicator of whether the area is becoming a safer or a more dangerous place to live. The amount of violent crime in Jefferson has decreased by 80%, the amount of property crime in Jefferson has decreased by 74%, and the total amount of crime in Jefferson has decreased by 75% year over year.

      Jefferson police department

      ItemJeffersonIowaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)73,827558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.61.83.3
      There are a total of 7 Jefferson police officers. This results in 1.6 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 10.5% less than the Iowa average and 50.4% less than the National average.

      Sex offenders in Iowa

      StateTotal offendersIowa /100KNational /100K
      Iowa6,040205266
      There are a total of 6,040 sex offenders in Iowa. This yields a total of 205 sex offenders in Iowa per 100,000 residents which is 23% less than the national average.

      Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Perry, IA7,8762701,2261,496
      Dawson, IA1583382,1932,531
      Paton, IA2453632,3582,721
      Jamaica, IA2423732,4242,797
      Beaver, IA1273762,4402,815
      Boxholm, IA2213802,4662,846
      Grand Junction, IA8383822,4832,866
      Jefferson, IA4,207731,0191,091

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Jasper, FL4,2071239861,109
      Sparks, TX4,2084352,4842,919
      Emerald Lakes, PA4,2082441,1201,364
      Silverthorne, CO4,206401,8191,859
      Monongahela, PA4,208123847970
      Jefferson, IA4,207731,0191,091
      Source: The Jefferson, IA crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2019. The crime report encompasses more than 18,000 city and state law enforcement agencies reporting data on property and violent crimes. The uniform crime reports program represents approximately 309 million American residents, which results in 98% coverage of metropolitan statistical areas.